Faraday picks Innovusion lidar for EV

  • December 20, 2022
  • William Payne

Electric car startup Faraday Future has picked Innovusion to provide lidar for its Flagship FF 91 vehicle. Innovusion’s Falcon lidar will power the 91′ autonomous driving system. It is intended to provide real-time 3D vision even in adverse weather conditions or the darkest nights.

Enabled by Falcon’s long-distance capability and high angular resolution, other vehicles in the FF91’s path can be detected up to 1,600 feet away (over five football fields), and even pedestrians and small road debris can be detected over 650 feet away.

“Innovusion is a leader in high-resolution, ultra-long-distance, laser-based automotive sensors. Incorporating this advanced lidar technology into the FF 91 is very exciting and supports our efforts to deliver the uniquely positioned FF 91 to the market,” said Hong Rao, vice president, IAI at Faraday Future. “The FF 91 Futurist will embrace the latest technologies to employ driver assistance features that help us achieve new levels of safety, driver comfort, and convenience.

Falcon’s vision capabilities allow uninterrupted full field-of-view and high-resolution data collection, yielding improved visibility and safety in complex road conditions. Employing 1550nm laser technology, Falcon can cope with challenging weather and environmental conditions.

FF 91 Futurist’s propulsion system produces 1,050 horsepower and accelerates the car from zero to 60 mph in less than 3 seconds. FF 91 Futurist’s EV range is based on a vehicle that is fully equipped, with ample power, 22-inch wheels, loaded with technology, luxurious interior space, and features that set it apart from all others.

The FF 91 Futurist was designed in the company’s headquarters in Los Angeles, engineered in Los Angeles, Silicon Valley, and China, and is currently in production-intent phase at the FF ieFactory California.